October 18

News for the Week of 10/21/19

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I’d like to take this time to thank you all for meeting with me this week to discuss your child’s academic progress. I enjoyed our discussions and I look forward to continuing our working relationship. 

Here’s what we’re learning…

Reading: RI2- Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details. We’ll also learn how to summarize nonfictional text during our guided reading groups. We will focus on these reading standards for the next 3 weeks.

Writing: W2- Opinion Essays

Math: OA4 and NBT5 – Students will use multiples and number patterns to multiply. They will determine the difference between prime/composite numbers and factors vs. multiples.

Social Studies: We are learning about the causes of the American Revolution.

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October 21-25 is Red Ribbon Week (flyers were sent home)

Spirit Days

  • Monday: Red-y to Live a Drug Free Life –  Wear Red
  • Tuesday: We Can Live Drug Free & Hats Off to Being Bully Free – Can Good Drive & Wear favorite hat
  • Wednesday: I’m Too Bright For Drugs – Wear bright or neon colors
  • Thursday: From Head to Toe I’m Drug Free – Crazy Hair & Socks Day 
  • Friday: TEAM UP Against Bullying & Drugs – Wear your favorite team shirt

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We will have a Mystery Reader opportunity on Thursday, October 31st! You can bring your own favorite book, but I’ll have books here for you to choose from if you need it. If you are interested in reading to our class, please let me know. You can send me an email or message me on REMIND with the time slot that works for you. The time slots are first come, first served. Here are the available times that you can read to us:

  •  9:45-10:05
  • 10:10-10:30
  • 10:35-10:55
  • 11:00-11:20
  • 11:25-11:45




October 14

News for the Week of 10/14/19


This week is Early Release and Parent – Teacher Conference Week. I look forward to meeting with all of you.  See you soon!


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We will focus on the following skills and standards for the next two weeks:

Reading: Determine the main idea and details of a text by using specific details.

ELA: Students will write opinion essays with reasons and examples to support their view.

Math:  We’ll begin our unit on multiplication with  factors and multiples. Please have your child to practice their multiplication and division facts to 12.

Social Studies : We have begun our unit on the  American Revolutionary War. We’ll identify the causes and how it shaped our country. We’ll integrate our reading and social studies with a novel entitled: The Fighting Ground by Avi. We’ll examine character, setting, point of view, mood, theme, main idea, and details.


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October 12

Just a few of Our 1st Quarter Highlights…

October 2

October is Here…

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Welcome back to all! I hope that everyone enjoyed their break. October is going to be a busy month filled with activities, field trips, and parent/teacher conference week.

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CONFERENCES: Conference Week is October 14th-18th – All students will come home with their conference letters on Wednesday. Please sign and return by next week Monday, Oct. 7th. If the assigned time does not work for you, I will do my best to accommodate your schedule.

Note: Report Cards are given during this time.

Mark your calendars:

  • Cereal Box Projects are Due Friday, October 10th 
  • WellStar Lesson: “Temper Tamers” on October 4th
  • FALL FESTIVAL & Chili Cook Off: Oct. 5th 10:00am – 1:00pm…Please visit the Pitner website for further details.
  • Fire Safety Village Field Trip October 8th
  • EARLY RELEASE – Thursday, October 10th
  • End of the 1st Quarter – October 11th
  • Early Release and Conference Week 10/14 – 10/18

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I’d like to thank two more students, Annabella and Emma for each purchasing a book from the book fair (prior to the break). We’ll be adding these books to our classroom library. THANK YOU!!!!!



September 16

Updates for the Week of 9/16/19

Happy Monday to all! The boys and girls are very excited about working on their 1st quarter book project (Book in a Box Project). Information, guidelines, and rubrics for this project were sent home on Sept. 9th. Please make sure that your child does not wait until the last minute to begin their project. They must read the entire chapter book that was chosen. I’ve extended the deadline; it is now due on Friday, October 4th.

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Field Trip: October 8th  is our trip to the Fire Safety Village; please return your signed permission slip ASAP. Thank you.

Here’s what we’re learning:

Writing: W3– We’re writing fictional narratives about imagined experiences.

Reading: RL2–  Students will learn how to determine theme in a text.

Science: SCI.4.S4E2 Students will learn to identify and demonstrate the Phases of the Moon. Study guides for the Earth and Space unit test went home today; test is on Friday, 9/20. Please study a little each night.

Math: 4.NBT.4 Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

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We’d like to give a HUGE Shout Out to Tristan, Kylie, and Easton for buying books from our class wish basket at the Book Fair. We are very grateful for your donations to our classroom library!

We’d also like to thank Emma’s mom, Mrs. Colquitt, for doing our copying and laminating when needed. You ROCK!!!

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  • 9/18 Star Lab/Planetarium (lesson on the constellations)
  • 9/19 Last Day of Book Fair
  • 9/20 Earth and Space Test
  • 9/20 80’s Dress Up Day
  • 9/23 – 9/27 FALL BREAK – No School



September 9

BOOK in a BOX PROJECT is due on Friday, October 4th

  • Students will be responsible for reading a chapter book on their level in order to complete the Cereal Box Book Report. I am sending home the directions and rubrics for the Cereal Box and for the Oral Presentation this week. Your child will earn two summative grades for this project (oral report – ELA & completed cereal box – reading). This project isn’t optional. It is due on Friday, October 4th. Late projects will be deducted 10pts. for each day it is late.

***Please note:

  1. Do not choose books that have been made into a movie.
  2. Do not choose graphic novels (comic book type novels).
  3. Do not choose books that I have read aloud to the class.

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*Please return your signed Progress Report by 9/10

*Please return Fire Safety Village / field trip forms by 9/11

* Scholastic Book Fair 9/12 – 9/19

September 3

Week of 9/2/19

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  • 9/2 Labor Day – No School
  • 9/6 Progress Reports 
  • 9/6 Deadline for 4th grade t-shirt orders ($6) 
  • 9/9 Step it Up Fundraiser Assembly
  • 9/12 Curriculum Night 6:00pm – 7:30pm
  • 9/13 College Shirt Day
  • 9/20 80’s Dress Up Day
  • 9/23 – 9/27 FALL BREAK – No School


Here’s what we’ll be learning about for the next few weeks:

Writing: W3– We’re still working on writing personal narratives about real or imagined experiences.

Reading: RL2–  Students will learn how to determine theme in a text.

Science: SCI.4.S4E2 Students will learn to identify and demonstrate the Phases of the Moon.

Math: 4.NBT.4 Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

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August 21


Related imageYour child will be working on their multiplication and division facts using the following website: www.xtramath.org   Parent letters with directions can be found in your child’s HW Folder. Also, they have pasted their personal Pin# on the front page of their agenda. Please make sure that your child is practicing their multiplication and division facts daily. I will be checking student usage each week. Thanks for your support!